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Business Guide to the Uruguay Round

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This guide explains the rules of the Uruguay Round trade agreements and their implementation. It provides an overview of achievements of the Uruguay Round and the legal system established by it and explains the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It also presents the rules applicable to trade and examines their implications for trade liberalization, reviewing the main features of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), the rules applicable to government procurement and state trading and it describes the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).



Published jointly by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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State trading

The GATT rules impose two main obligations on member countries in regard to State trading enterprises. First, they require these enterprises to conduct their business on the basis of commercial considerations. Second, in order to ensure transparency in the products imported and exported by such enterprises, they require member countries to notify the WTO secretariat of relevant information on their activities.

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